Devon Trevarrow Flaherty

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Devon is an award-winning novelist from Durham, North Carolina. She grew up in metro-Detroit in an enormous extended family and was an artist as soon as she could hold a crayon. She put together her first book–with packing tape, cardboard and wrapping paper–in her aunt’s magical bedroom full of bookshelves and a roll-top desk. In fourth grade she won a Young Laureate for the book she wrote about the death of her closest sibling and was pushed further toward her inevitable literary future by an enthusiastic and supportive teacher who let Devon sing her science reports and limerick her way through schooling. In junior high, she lost a Farmers Bureau poetry competition to a little girl who seems like quite a neat lady, now, on Facebook. In col

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Devon Trevarrow Flaherty I don't believe in writer's block. You just have to set a pen to paper or your fingers to a keyboard and actually write. Anything. I find that what co…moreI don't believe in writer's block. You just have to set a pen to paper or your fingers to a keyboard and actually write. Anything. I find that what comes of these more disciplined and less inspired times is often great stuff... way better than I expect, anyways.(less)
Devon Trevarrow Flaherty Writing! It's my favorite thing. I want to do it all life long, and I plan to. I guess this is just another way of saying that the best thing about be…moreWriting! It's my favorite thing. I want to do it all life long, and I plan to. I guess this is just another way of saying that the best thing about being a writer is getting to love my job. I also love it when I am able to scoop other artistic endeavors into the writing field, like illustrating, cooking, etc. I will love it, too, if writing facilitates travel, which I hope one day it will.(less)
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Benevolent

4.06 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Book Review: Africans in America

I began this season of my Social Passion reading (which would be civil rights/BLM) with some history. I began this way for a few reasons. I enjoy reading history. This book was already on my shelves. And I wanted to begin somewhere in a less disputed territory, on a less of-the-moment and less inflamed book. I will eventually read some of the more urgent titles (like The Next Jim Crow, Black Skin

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Africans in America by Charles R. Johnson
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I began this season of my Social Passion reading (which would be civil rights/BLM) with some history. I began this way for a few reasons. I enjoy reading history. This book was already on my shelves. And I wanted to begin somewhere in a less disputed ...more
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In Our Backyard by Nita Belles
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Continuing with the Social Passion Series, I reached for another book on human trafficking. Last time it was a standard about trafficking around the world, this time it was a book about trafficking in the US. In Our Backyard by Nita Belles was publis ...more
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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Where the Crawdads Sing
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BOOK REVIEW: WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING

Sometimes a book just haunts me, before I even know what it is, let alone read it. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens was one such book. I believe I first heard of it at writing group, where we share what we ha
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Food Anatomy by Julia Rothman
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I came across Julia Rothman being stuck at home for months on end with a tween and a teen. While relatives have sent me books and punch needle supplies, my husband puzzles, and my daughter paints and canvases, my son has been harder to figure out. I ...more
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Farm Anatomy by Julia Rothman
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Nature Anatomy by Julia Rothman
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Ocean Anatomy by Julia Rothman
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“He dropped the tavern apron in a heap on the floor and pulled the freshly laundered one up and over his head, tied it with slightly tremoring fingers. The vast whiteness felt like absolution.”
Devon Trevarrow Flaherty, The Night of One Hundred Thieves
tags: guilt

“You stupid cow!” He laughed at her behind those icicle eyes. “You really think anyone is better than you? Everyone’s a thief, woman! Waiting for the next terrible thing to do to get ahead of their neighbor. Forty of us around a table weren’t enough to convince you of that?”
Devon Trevarrow Flaherty, The Night of One Hundred Thieves

“The question hung unfinished between them, stretched over the desert, emblazoned like a sword that pierced through his heart, through her heart, and out like a bloodied ship mast rising on sandy waves.”
Devon Trevarrow Flaherty, Benevolent

“The Play's the Thing, wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King.”
William Shakespeare, Hamlet

“He dropped the tavern apron in a heap on the floor and pulled the freshly laundered one up and over his head, tied it with slightly tremoring fingers. The vast whiteness felt like absolution.”
Devon Trevarrow Flaherty, The Night of One Hundred Thieves
tags: guilt

“You stupid cow!” He laughed at her behind those icicle eyes. “You really think anyone is better than you? Everyone’s a thief, woman! Waiting for the next terrible thing to do to get ahead of their neighbor. Forty of us around a table weren’t enough to convince you of that?”
Devon Trevarrow Flaherty, The Night of One Hundred Thieves

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